A design and technology teacher from Berkhamsted has used her skills to invent a unique jewellery holder.
Annie Bower – who is also a trained engineer – came up with the Trinkit after discovering she had too many earrings and nowhere to store them.
Chesham Grammar School teacher Annie said: “I designed it to solve a problem I had. I wanted it to be a pretty design and very practical.”
The Trinkit prototype was made from mirrored acrylic using the school’s laser cutter, and the finished product is now produced by 3 Way Displays in Chesham.
The jewellery organiser can store up to 50 pairs of different earrings and can either be hung on a wall or the back of a wardrobe door using secure sticky plastic pads, or stood in pride of place on a dressing table.
Earrings such as hoops, danglies and studs can all be slotted into place with the butterflies already attached.
Annie said: “I’ve got lots of compliments so far.”
She has also kept other parts of the fledgling business local by using company Allport Packaging on Northbridge Road in Berkhamsted – which manufactures letterbox-friendly packaging for the Trinkit – and she says “it just evolved that way. It’s been a real learning curve.”
Creative Annie will be sharing her product and tips for setting up a business with students at Chesham Grammar later this month, and has already been doing the rounds at markets and craft fairs. She has sold around 60 Trinkits already.
The product is patent pending and available to buy in four different designs at www.trinkit.co.uk, eBay and Facebook.
Click here to visit the Trinkit website, or search Trinkit on Facebook and eBay.